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Graduate Teaching Community

Graduate Teaching Community (GTC)

CEE’s Graduate Teaching Community is a collaborative, interdisciplinary group of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who come together on a weekly basis to explore effective teaching practices. Together with peers, you explore relevant issues around learning and teaching in a supportive environment, freely discussing your ideas about teaching in ways that encourage reflection and enhance teaching practice.

Past GTCs have featured a variety of high-interest topics in learning and teaching, such as implementing strategies that promote active learning, encouraging participation in large classes, utilizing reflective teaching practices, and promoting effective instructor-TA interactions.  Participants have the opportunity to receive a micro-credential as a result of participating in the GTC for at least one full quarter. 

Fall 2023 Graduate Teaching Community

GTC provides a collaborative, informal space for graduate students to support each other, engage in discussion, and learn about teaching. During weekly hour-long meetings, participants have the opportunity to share their teaching practices and experiences, as well as lead and participate in discussions on a variety of teaching related topics.

In Fall 2023, GTC will be reading and discussing The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion by Sarah Rose Cavanagh. The book is available as a free e-book to the UC Davis community through the UC Davis Library.

Weekly Meeting Time:          Tuesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

First Meeting:                         Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Location:                                 Participants can attend via Zoom or in-person (Grove 1353)

Registration:                           Sign up by completing this registration form.

Facilitators:                             Jeff Nichols (

                                                 Meredith Carlson  (  

                                                 Ben Eustis-Gunthrie (

The Graduate Teaching Community Micro-Credential

A micro-credential is available to participants who fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Attend at least 6 discussion sessions
  2. Work individually or with a group to facilitate one of the sessions
  3. Submit a single written reflection on the teaching topics presented


For more information about the Graduate Teaching Community, please contact us at